Barrie man, 23, charged after found asleep in stolen vehicle, police say – Global News

Officers say they were contacted on Monday regarding a robbery that occurred at a trailhead on 5 Sideroad in Mono, Ont., where two victims were assaulted and a cellphone was taken.

A 23-year-old Barrie man has been charged for a robbery in Mono, Ont., after he was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle earlier this week, Dufferin OPP say.

Using a description of the suspect given by the victims, Dufferin OPP officers arrested the suspect who was found sleeping in a stolen vehicle the next morning.

Officers say they were contacted on Monday regarding a robbery that occurred at a trailhead on 5 Sideroad, where two victims were assaulted and a cellphone was taken.

With the suspect description provided by the victims, police say they were able to locate the accused the next morning when another report came in regarding a found stolen vehicle with a man sleeping inside.

Simranjit Singh, age 23 of Barrie, was subsequently charged with robbery with violence, assault, trespassing at night, theft of a motor vehicle and mischief under $5,000, OPP say.

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing scheduled at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on Wednesday.

He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville Sept. 4

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NEWS RELEASE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE ************************* On Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 officers from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police were contacted regarding a robbery that occurred at a trail head on 5 Sideroad in the Town of Mono where two victims were assaulted and a cellphone was taken.

With the description given by the victims, police were able to locate the accused the next morning when another call was received regarding a found stolen vehicle and a man found sleeping inside.

 He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville on Wednesday.